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About Volunteering Services

As a vital part of Senior Services’ mission to help older adults remain independent, we maintain a vibrant and essential volunteer team of over 500 area residents. The Volunteer Program provides a truly enhanced personal experience for the services available to older adults living in Midland County.

Our volunteer program provides rewarding work in service with a goal-oriented team. This experience benefits your health and well-being as studies indicate that volunteers live longer, have lower rates of depression, and recover faster from physical illness. Our volunteers report feeling needed and valued, getting the opportunity to socialize and meet new people and develop skills and experience.

Current Needs:

  • Meals on Wheels DriversIMMEDIATE HIGH NEED
    -Looking for volunteers regularly available from 10 am-1 pm every weekday.
  • Transportation Drivers
    -Transporting older adults to important medical appointments.
  • Friendly Visitors
    -Visit, call, shop and more for an older adult in need.
  • Team Handyman
    -Provide meaningful improvements to the safety of an older adult’s home.
  • Activity & Dining Center Entertainers
    -Do you play an instrument? Magic? Puppets?

Can You Fill One of Our Immediate Needs?

Call Allison Rossi Utter, Volunteer and Community Outreach Manager, at 989-633-3741 or fill out our volunteer form below.

How We Utilize Volunteers

Transportation Drivers

Volunteers drive Senior Services’ vehicles to provide transportation within Midland County for seniors who have medical appointments and other needs. Volunteers come to Senior Services’ main building to pick up a provided vehicle and a driving schedule. They drive to the client’s home, help them into the car and take them to their appointment or wherever they need to go. Shifts are about four hours long, either morning or afternoon.

If you’d like more information about becoming a Transportation Driver, call 633-3741 or fill out the Volunteer Contact Form and the Volunteer & Outreach Manager will contact you.

Meals On Wheels Drivers

Volunteers, driving their own vehicles, deliver meals to homebound seniors.  Routes are available in all areas of the county from most of our Senior Center locations.  Many volunteers work as a team on established routes which usually take no more than one to two hours per week.  Lunch is provided and mileage is reimbursed.

If you’d like more information about becoming a Meals on Wheels Driver, call 633-3741 or fill out the Volunteer Contact Form and the Volunteer & Outreach Manager will contact you.

Visitors and Shoppers

Case Managers request volunteer visitors or shoppers for seniors who may be isolated, homebound, or unable to drive.  Visits are tailored to the needs of the senior and the interest and availability of the volunteer. Usually one to two hours per week is anticipated, and mileage is reimbursed.

If you’d like more information about becoming a volunteer visitor or shopper, call 633-3741 or fill out the Volunteer Contact Form and the Volunteer & Outreach Manager will contact you.

Adult Day Volunteers

Volunteers provide social support to Adult Day participants so that they might maintain their social, mental and physical well-being. Volunteers participate in activities, one-to-one interaction and assistance. Training includes a one-hour orientation with a Adult Day Activity Coordinator.

If you’d like more information about becoming an Adult Day program volunteer, call 633-3741 or fill out the Volunteer Contact Form and the Volunteer & Outreach Manager will contact you.

Office Helpers

Volunteers assist with typing, filing, telephone calls and a variety of other administrative duties. Schedules are flexible.

If you’d like more information about becoming an office volunteer, call 633-3741 or fill out the Volunteer Contact Form and the Volunteer & Outreach Manager will contact you.

Benefit Advisors

MMAP (Medicare/Medicaid Assistance Program)
Professionally trained volunteers work in the administrative offices to assist seniors with paperwork involving Medicare/Medicaid and related insurance. MMAP volunteers schedule their own time, and staff support is readily available.

SPAP (Senior Prescription Assistance Program)
Trained volunteers manage paperwork and telephone calls in the administrative offices to obtain prescribed medications for eligible seniors.  While in training, an experienced volunteer will assist, and staff support is available.

If you’d like more information about becoming a MMAP or SPAP volunteer, call 633-3741 or fill out the Volunteer Contact Form and the Volunteer & Outreach Manager will contact you.

Health & Education

Blood pressure clinic volunteers drive to one or more of our six Centers and take blood pressures and pulse for clients. Nursing or appropriate healthcare certification and experience is required. Time commitment would be 2-3 hours on 1 to 2 days per month. Mileage is reimbursed.

If you would like more information about becoming a Blood Pressure Clinic Volunteer, call 633-3741 or fill out the Volunteer Contact Form and the Volunteer & Outreach Manager will contact you.

Handyman

Members of Team Handyman assist seniors in keeping their homes in a safe and secure condition by performing jobs and monthly services. Time commitment would be 1 to 2 days per month.  Mileage is reimbursed.

If you’d like more information about becoming a volunteer handyman, call 633-3741 or fill out the Volunteer Contact Form and the Volunteer & Outreach Manager will contact you.

Dining Center Helpers

Every Activity Center requires the assistance of volunteers for a variety of duties.  Center Directors will supervise the volunteer in specific areas of need.

If you’d like more information about becoming a dining center volunteer, call 633-3741 or fill out the Volunteer Contact Form and the Volunteer & Outreach Manager will contact you.

Entertainers

All five Activity Centers and Seasons Adult Day Services enjoy the talents of volunteers.  Whether singing, dancing, playing a musical instrument, or sharing craft ideas, there is always a need for a caring individual or group.

If you’d like more information about becoming a volunteer entertainer, call 633-3741 or fill out the Volunteer Contact Form and the Volunteer & Outreach Manager will contact you.

Volunteer Your Own Skill

If you’d like more information about volunteering your own skill call 633-3741 or fill out the Volunteer Contact Form and the Volunteer & Outreach Manager will contact you.

Interested in Volunteering? Contact Us.

Here’s what some of the
over 500 Senior Services volunteers
have to say about THEIR experience:

“There are many wonderful opportunities for Midland County seniors through Senior Services and the opportunity to serve each other through volunteering might be the most significant. I find our volunteers among the happiest, most fulfilled people I encounter on a daily basis.”
~ volunteer

“Meals on Wheels is a good & much needed program. It’s a real pleasure. I enjoy the sweet people I deliver to.”

~ volunteer

“I enjoy working with seniors. They have knowledge. I love getting to know them. Each person has their own story. They know everything! Someday we are going to be in their spot and not be able to drive. We need to help them now. They have earned it,”
~ volunteer

“These people need the meals and we need to serve people, not ourselves.”
~ volunteer

“I enjoy it. I see old friends and make new ones. If the time comes when I can’t drive, I want someone to drive for me. And the clients are appreciative and glad that we do this.”
~ volunteer

“It keeps me active.”
~ volunteer

“It’s very rewarding. My mother attends Seasons and I’m very thankful for their services.”
~ volunteer

“For me, it is a great blessing to be there (Seasons) and serve people. The staff is fantastic. Everyone’s goal is to help the clients.”
~ volunteer

“You have to think beyond yourself. It seemed like I could help a lot of people through this organization and as I got involved I found that Senior Services DEFINITELY helps a lot of people.”
~ volunteer

“I started volunteering because I wanted to give back to the community. A friend of mine was volunteering as a Shopper for Senior Services, and it looked like the right opportunity for me.”
~ volunteer

“It only takes an hour or so each week and it means so much to them. Many of them have no family. The folks I shop for really appreciate the service.”
~ volunteer

“I started volunteering because I wanted to keep busy. I like the one-on-one interaction and visiting means so much to my client. She really appreciates the service and the time we spend together and I make a new friend!”
~ volunteer

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